I mentioned in an couple of earlier blog posts about the benefits of hemp, more specifically in a protein powder form. It’s a great source of not only protein but also essential fatty acids and antioxidants as well. For months I used a few different types of hemp protein powders from Manitoba Harvest, like the one with added fibre, one which was vanilla flavored and one which was chocolate flavored as well.
One of my favorite nutritional/supplement companies is Onnit, and they released their own version of a hemp protein powder last year called Hemp Force. I must say, I was very surprised with the taste of it, sweetened with stevia (a natural zero-calorie sweetener) and cocoa so not only is it healthy, but it’s delicious as well. Also added is maca root, which has been used for centuries to boost energy and act as a natural aphrodisiac.
I’d say I have an overactive libido anyways, so I can’t comment on the power of maca in that respect, but I can tell you that the taste of Hemp Force protein powder was absolutely delicious. I’ve tried it mixed with milk, a little natural unsweetened greek yogurt and a bit of peanut butter and when mixed in my blender, created something that tasted so tremendous it was hard to believe that it was actually good for me.
On the topic of blending protein powder, I found that Manitoba Harvest–even after being blasted through the blades of my Blendtec blender–was grainy and I knew it was in there. I’m not sure what process is used with Onnit’s Hemp Force, but I had no grainy texture in any of my shakes. Just a subtle chocolatey flavor that elevated my daily shake routine from something I did each morning to something I look forward to drinking each day.